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    Matthew 13:24-30

    The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares

    24 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27 So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”

    Matthew 13:36-43

    The Parable of the Tares Explained

    36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.”

    37 He answered and said to them: “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. 39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. 40 Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. 41 The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, 42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

    What I learned from studying about this parable is that wherever we believers are living right now is not an accident.JESUS has sown us there for our lives to be a testimony to GOD'S grace,love and mercy shown to us.
    And as we live our lives to the glory of GOD,people will be drawn to us and GOD in HIS grace,love and mercy may lead them to saving faith in HIS SON JESUS CHRIST.
    But also people may go away from us and people will also come against us.But through all this,JESUS will strengthen us and guide us,as HE is the AUTHOR and FINISHER of our faith.

    Hebrews 12:1-2
    The Race of Faith
    1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

    So JESUS will make sure that we will complete the course HE has prepared for us and then HE will receive us to HIMSELF in glory.

    Praise and Glory be to the HOLY TRINITY ONE GOD!!!

  • #2
    Originally posted by MIKEY44 View Post
    [B]Matthew 13:24-30

    The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares

    Matthew 13:1-52 is a great milestone of my particular faith; believing, as I do, that it foretells the apostasy that continues to unfold to the present day, whereby the 'Kingdom of Heaven' prevails, but only against the greatest of odds.
    The lesson of the wheat and the tares is but a part of Jesus' 'Matthew 13' prophesy, teaching us the discipline of having to 'live' in a spiritual environment wherein we must not try to separate the wheat and the tares (lest we inadvertently uproot a 'wheat' mistaking it for a 'tare'), but must accommodate the intermingling until the time of the Harvest when He who alone can differentiate, will do the separating.
    This alone ought to kill off elitist and exclusive denominationalism.

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    • #3
      Two Parables: the field and the net - what do they have in common?

      Matthew 13:24-30

      24 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27 So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”
      Matthew 13:47-50

      47 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind. 48 When it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into containers but threw away the bad. 49 So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous 50 and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
      Two parables sharing something in common. The parable of the net brings to shore not only good fish, but also bad; the parable of the field in which the owner leaves the tares to grow together with the good wheat until the harvest. Jesus himself provides an interpretation in Matthew 13:13-43. The field is the whole world, not just Israel or the church. God withholds immediate judgment for the sake of the Elect who are in the world. The righteous have had to live in the midst of the unrighteous from the beginning. Again, those who belong to the kingdom of heaven and those destined for destruction awaits the close of the age. Until that time, believers and unbelievers coexist as God's reign advances quietly and invincibly.

      Two Parables: the field and the net - what do they have in common? -Christforums

      God bless,
      William
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      • #4
        Hi,
        Yes,I have read Godly men discuss about this parable.Some who believe that it refers to believers and false professers of the faith in the Church specifically,and others who believe that it refers to believers and unbelievers living in the world together,as JESUS says in verse 38 that the field is the word.I personally hold to the latter interpretation.Thanks for everyones views.
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        • #5
          The kingdom is like a man who had sown
          Wheat in his field to reap after it's grown
          But while still seed an enemy came
          To sow weeds in the field that looked quite the same
          The man's servant offered to pull the weeds out
          But he might pull the wheat just as it sprout
          No, safer to let the two grow together
          And in harvest to reap in just the right weather
          Put the wheat in the barn, tie the weeds to be burned.
          Now let us consider what lesson we learned.
          Jesus is sowing his seed on the earth
          But the weeds are the ones whom the devil gave birth.
          Difficult at times to distinguish the two,
          Between a false Christian and one who is true.
          When they are young they have only roots.
          But you shall know them by their fruits.
          The weeds will not last, they will be thrown out
          Into a furnace in anguish no doubt.
          But the righteous will shine just like the Son.
          But of these two seeds, you are which one?
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